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For Medical and Healthcare Professionals

The Physician Outreach Program seeks to build relationships with healthcare professionals, educating them about the disease and increasing referrals to the Alzheimer’s Association.

For more information, contact Gail Allen, Physician Outreach Manager at 646-744-2969 or gallen@alznyc.org.

The purpose of the program is to inform healthcare professionals in New York City about the free programs and services the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter provides and to facilitate referrals of persons with dementia (PWD) and their caregivers to the Association. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the Chapter becomes a vital resource and link to PWDs and their caregivers.

It takes time to talk about Alzheimer’s disease. We have the time.

We understand the time constraints of a busy medical practice can potentially restrict healthcare professionals from offering PWDs and caregivers the ongoing support and information necessary to navigate the non-medical challenges inherent in dementia care. This program provides a way to facilitate PWDs’ and caregivers’ connections to the free services of the Alzheimer’s Association.

We are not promoting a product, but an invaluable service that will help both healthcare professionals and their patients. A representative will make regular visits to meet with physicians, healthcare professionals and staff. The purpose of the visit is to explain how referrals to the Association to deal with non-medical matters can reduce the number of calls the office receives and save time. Our relationships with healthcare professionals are partnerships: collectively providing a combination of medical and non-medical aid.

Materials and Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Prescription for Care
These pads enumerate information about our core services – all free and non-medical. They are designed to complement a medical prescription or can be used in lieu of a medical prescription whenever possible.

Rapid Referral
An easy way to link families to an Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter Helpline telephone consultant. This free service offers your clients the benefit of confidential support and information necessary to navigate the non-medical challenges inherent in dementia care.

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